AMERICAN AIRLINES BOARDING PROCESS

Be sure to look at the group number on your boarding pass and the schedule below to see when you can expect to board the plane.

To better ensure an on-time departure, our goal is to close the jetbridge door 10 minutes prior to departure time. This allows all customers to board and stow their belongings.

Boarding Progression On Flights Departing the U.S. and Canada

Travel within the U.S. on Aircraft with Two-Class Service (First Class / Main Cabin) Travel within the U.S. on Aircraft with Two-Class Service (Business Class / Main Cabin) Travel within the U.S. on Aircraft with Three-Class Service & International Departures

First Class
Uniformed U.S. Military

Business Class
Uniformed U.S. Military

First Class
Uniformed U.S. Military 

AAdvantage® Executive Platinum / AAdvantage Platinum

Dividend Miles Chairman's
Preferred / Platinum / Gold

oneworld® Emerald / Sapphire

AAdvantage Executive Platinum / AAdvantage Platinum

Dividend Miles Chairman's
Preferred / Platinum / Gold

oneworld Emerald / Sapphire

Business Class
AAdvantage Executive Platinum / AAdvantage Platinum

Dividend Miles Chairman's
Preferred / Platinum / Gold

oneworld Emerald / Sapphire

AAdvantage Gold

Dividend Miles Silver

oneworld Ruby

AAdvantage Gold

Dividend Miles Silver

oneworld Ruby

AAdvantage Gold

Dividend Miles Silver

oneworld Ruby

AAirpass® / Priority / Group 1 AAirpass / Priority / Group 1 AAirpass / Priority / Group 1
Group 2 Group 2 Group 2
Group 3 Group 3 Group 3
Group 4 Group 4 Group 4

Group 1 Boarding

Conveniently be among the first to board and stow your luggage before all other general boarding groups. Purchase for your entire one-way journey (including connecting flights) on American's marketed and operated flights at:

Terms and Conditions

Your comfort and convenience is a top priority at American Airlines, which is why we will continue to focus on optimizing the boarding process in an effort to bring you the most streamlined experience possible.

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